CVE-2016-4301

high
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Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the parse_device function in archive_read_support_format_mtree.c in libarchive before 3.2.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted mtree file.

References

http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/06/the-poisoned-archives.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91328

http://www.talosintel.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0153/

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1348441

https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/commit/a550daeecf6bc689ade371349892ea17b5b97c77

https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/issues/715

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-03

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-09-21

Updated: 2017-07-01

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:libarchive:libarchive:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.2.0 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (6 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
121677Photon OS 1.0: Libarchive PHSA-2017-0010NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
111859Photon OS 1.0: Binutils / Libarchive / Ntp PHSA-2017-0010 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
96234GLSA-201701-03 : libarchive: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
93185SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libarchive (SUSE-SU-2016:1909-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
92975openSUSE Security Update : libarchive (openSUSE-2016-969)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
91791FreeBSD : libarchive -- multiple vulnerabilities (4a0d9b53-395d-11e6-b3c8-14dae9d210b8)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high